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Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

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The Unborn


Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
The children we could have,
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  • Rookie - 4 Points Terry M (11/30/2012 1:52:00 PM)

    For some reason I feel there is more to the poem that you didn't write, but then I have been wrong many times. Any one who reads your poem will be more thoughtful of motherhood. Thanks for sharing it with us all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Gale (2/11/2010 9:45:00 PM)

    Yes, yet this piece somewhat seems to hint at or reminds us and man and woman, that in the end, Abortion is an anti-Christian sin and act, perpetrated by the thoughtless, bad.

    God bless us all-MJG. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Perfection Is Flawed (5/28/2006 4:23:00 AM)

    Forgotten, but not quite. A beautifully blurred portrayal of children that will never be, the desperation for the smallest sliver of life. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

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